Wardian London, E14

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EcoWorld, Ballymore Group
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Ranked 3rd out of 45 in Canary Wharf
4.57 (39 reviews) 4.57 (39 reviews)
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4.64
Facilities
4.82
Design
4.79
Location
4.26
Value
4.58
Management

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67%

Very Good

31%

Average

3%

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Named after botanist Nathanial Bagshaw Ward, Wardian London is a unique residential development from EcoWorld and Ballymore, and designed by Glenn Howells. The development offers one and two-bedroom apartments and a collection of suites, all close to Canary Wharf’s Jubilee line, DLR, Thames Clipper services and London City Airport.

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Well positioned, stress-free oasis within the busy city.

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Review Date Feb 2021

I cannot speak highly enough of Wardian London. As soon as you enter the Lobby you feel immediately at peace and removed from the rush of London. The design of both the communal spaces and the apartments are beautiful as well as being functional. The staff are some of the kindest people I have met in London. They will go out of their way to help you and are always polite and friendly. There is an app for the building which is very convenient. The other residents all seem to be polite and friendly too.

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I believe Canary Wharf to be one of the most beautiful and functional areas of London. The area is always clean, there is easy access to most amenities one would need for daily life, it is safe and I have found the attitude of the people that live and work here to be the most pleasant I have experienced in the city of London.

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I wish I had known about the area, I would have moved to Canary Wharf a lot sooner.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

Everything in the property works seamlessly. The only thing I can fault is that the marble countertops appear to have not been sealed properly, but the aftercare team came and looked into it immediately after we reported it and it is completely understandable that one or two flats would have a small oversight like this with a new build of this magnitude.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
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Dear Alice,

Thank you so much for taking the time to complete a survey and share your experiences of living at Wardian, it’s fantastic to read that you love the building, area, and friendliness of the staff.

I’m glad the Wardian Life app makes your life easier and the aftercare team resolved the fault within your apartment promptly.

Kind Regards

Joseph Whitehead
Resort Director
Wardian

Combination of Nature and Modern Luxury

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Review Date Feb 2021

One of the most beautiful developments and areas I’ve ever lived in. The mix of modern and natural aesthetics make the building welcoming, beautiful and luxurious. I can’t wait for the top floor bar to open, once the world has gone back to normal one day.

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The Canary Wharf area is lovely, it has all the amenities you could need and the art scattered around the are is beautiful. Even if it wasn’t a pandemic, I’d have no reason to leave the area.

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The amazing level of service the concierge and building provide was never explained to us and has been such a great surprise.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

Granite surfaces get water marks easily but are so beautiful that they are worth it. Could probably be sealed better though.

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5
Design
5
Location
5
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5
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Dear Tim,

Thank you so much for your kind words and review of Wardian. We are so glad that you are enjoying your time in your new home and you are a fan of the aesthetics and service offered to the homeowners.

We certainly cannot wait for The Observatory bar and lounge to open on the top of the Bagshaw Tower, we’re certain it will be very unique to the area.

I look forward to seeing you around and will keep you updated on the progress of the facilities.

Kind regards,

Joseph Whitehead
Resort Director
Wardian

Timeless calm elegance

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Review Date Feb 2021

Wardian is elegant. It stands out from all the other properties for his character, the wrapping around balconies give the building a residential contemporary look but the proportion and architecture make it as a timeless construction. The connection with the outside with the planted areas and green create a sense of wellbeing. The flats have layout with wider side towards the outside so there is not perception of closure when inside.
The internal high is generous and well proportioned with the floor to ceiling windows and doors to balconies.
The management and facilites are like 5 star hotel.

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The area is safe, clean, super well connected by tube, DLR, boat and very close to airport.
With all the new developments there is plenty of restaurants bars, shops and supermarket. It’s close to the water and the river.

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I didn’t had any unexpected things, may be only that the bedroom floor to ceiling window cannot be opened as a door.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

They were trying their best even if sometime the answer given wasn’t the most professional one and only with time then was reached a reply with the rigth competence.

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Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
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Dear Andrea,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Wardian, and we are glad to hear you are happy with the apartment and the layout as well as the service offered by the staff and management.

It is our utmost priority that you are satisfied with Wardian and all it has to offer and should you feel you are missing or needing anything at all, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Kind regards,

Joseph Whitehead
Resort Director
Wardian

Wardian Insight

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Review Date Feb 2021

Very beautiful design, well thought out, unfortunately Covid shuts everything down if not it would be nice if we are able to use the amenities. Staff are extremely nice and helpful, they can sort out most of the enquiries you have or refer you to the right person all the time.

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Very close to Canary Wharf, walking distance to tesco, Waitrose and M&S, but this area is surrounded by DLR tracks so could be quite loud at times.

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Pay attention to the finishing of the property, and raise snagging issues during home demonstration

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Marble not properly sealed, will have water marks and unremovable stains as you use it, sinks are easily scratched, and some marble tiles in the toilets are cracked, none of it has been resolved yet

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Facilities
5
Design
4
Location
4
Value
4
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Dear Jeff,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback on your experiences with your new home and it is great to read you are happy with the design of the apartment and public spaces.

Thank you for your comments regarding the team, I’ll be sure to make sure these are passed on.
I agree it is such a shame that the facilities are closed due to COVID-19 and we can’t wait for them to open back up.

Thank you again for your review and I look forward to seeing you around.

Kind Regards

Joseph Whitehead
Resort Director
Wardian

Great place to live in

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Review Date Feb 2021

Great service, but the only thing is that no one following Covid guidelines like face masks. Very modern and great location. Happy to live here! The view is amazing. Really appreciate the people who are working in this development! Superb!!! Come and visit

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Wardian is one of the best development in the world- I lived in many places around the world and this one is a top notch!!!!

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I knew everything

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Yes, very quickly and professionally they are the best

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5
Design
5
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5
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Dear Victoria,

Thank you for taking the time to complete a survey on HomeViews and for sharing your experience of living at Wardian with others.

We appreciate your comments about the staff and we will ensure that these are passed onto them. I do understand regarding the wearing of face masks. We are doing all we can to ensure people follow the guidelines including additional signage and announcements on Wardian Life.

Thank you once again for your review.

Best Regards

Joseph Whitehead
Resort Director
Wardian

Good

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Review Date Feb 2021

Great experience so far in the development and very happy
The building is beautiful and very modern
I am happy to live here so far
The staff need to wear face masks and follow CDC guidelines but they do not care unfortunately. Unfortunately no one takes covid serious in the development

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Everything is perfect and the staff are great except that they do not wear face masks

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

They needed to inspect the flat professionally and fix the defects

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Very slow unfortunately
It took them forever to fix things here

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Dear Amit,

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience of living it Wardian, it’s great to read you enjoy life here especially the design of the building.

I am concerned to read the comments regarding staff never wearing face coverings as we are following all government guidelines, however, I will be sure to reiterate the importance of this.

Thank you once again for your review.

Kind Regards

Joseph Whitehead
Resort Director
Wardian

Best place in London to live

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Review Date Feb 2021

The wardian really is just all round beautiful! There is a great feeling here. A real “wow” feeling. All guests feel like they’re walking into a high end hotel. The views from our balcony (28 floor NE views) are insane! The spa and gym is great and management are so friendly. However it has been a shame unable to use during lockdown. There is a slight problem with the walls that quietly creek due to high winds but Overall I love living here!

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Canary Wharf really is stunning! It is such a cosmopolitan feel and the shopping is amazing. Everything needed is here under the station in beautiful, clean environment all modern. The area around wardian could be more up kept. Especially on wards place road. The billboards need removing and there is some graffiti. But the river side is purely stunning.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

The realistic completion times of communical areas to be opened like park and roof top bar and restaurant.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

The issue with the creaking walls from high winds, it gets very annoying sometimes.

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Location
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Dear JD CD,

Thank you for taking the time to complete a homeviews survey and for sharing your feedback with others. I am pleased to read how happy you are with the development and especially the service from the staff, I’ll be sure to pass on your comments.

We, like you, are very much looking forward to the facilities opening again especially the Observatory sky bar & lounge which will be very unique once it is launched.

Once again thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.

Kind regards

Joseph Whitehead
Resort Director
Wardian

Average new-build studio in Canary Wharf.

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Review Date Feb 2021

Some design choices are weird. The drawer under the kitchen sink is strange. They put one huge, wide drawer under it, so you lose a lot of space, and it jiggles a lot when you pull and push it. In addition, I am in a studio, and there are two doors to the bathroom. The space could have been freed up for extra kitchen counters. There is also a glass partition between the bedroom and living area, but there are ridges on the glass in some of the glass panels, so you can only see half of the TV from the bed.

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The grocery stores around the Wardian are quite small and have a limited selection. The one that is big and usually has everything you want to find (Asda superstore) is quite a walk away, so I usually end up biking.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I wish I had known that there was still construction going on. I spent months living under drilling. There is also a noise coming from above me that sounds like stomping that happens usually around midnight, but the night manager said there is nobody living above me and then did nothing about it. I do not know if this is true or not, as there is not way such a sound can come from pipes.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

The shower with the half wall has no door. I had to install my own shower curtain, but it is still not the same. There should be a door.

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3
Design
4
Location
3
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3
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Dear Stef,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of living at Wardian, and for your feedback on the development. I do appreciate your comments regarding the design of the studio apartment, and these will be passed on to the design and projects team to take into consideration.

I am sorry to read that you have been affected by noise within the building, whilst there is still some building works being carried out, they should not be happening after 6pm, if this happens again please contact the concierge team.

Once again thank you for providing us with this feedback, and we will use it to continually improve. If you would like to discuss this further, then please do not hesitate to contact me via the Wardian Life app.

Kind Regards

Joseph Whitehead
Resort Director
Wardian

Great place to live

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Verified Resident
Review Date Feb 2021

Beautifully designed lobby and facilities which feel really premium and genuinely delightful. It’s great to show friends and family feeling a real sense of pride for where I live. It’s always really clean and smells nice in the common areas. The staff are always friendly and happy to help. However some of the lifts continue to be inactive and the bar was incomplete when I moved in, which wasn’t communicated.

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Very safe and clean area, feels like a nice place to live for everyone in the community from young to old – there’s a really nice sense of community, and it’s very easy to get into central London as well as access a brilliant range of supermarkets from Asda to Waitrose & M&S and about four Tesco shops in walking distance!

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

How quiet and secure the area is

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

I’d make all of the lights dimmable and separate the bathroom lights

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
4
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Dear Ben,

Thank you for taking the time to share your review of living at Wardian and I’m glad you like the location and the amenities within walking distance.

The Observatory bar & lounge located on the top of the Bagshaw building is nearing completion and we are all very excited for its opening. Regarding the lifts, we have experienced some issues with them, and we hope these has now been rectified.

Thank you again and I look forward to seeing you around Wardian.

Kind Regards

Exceptional estate with underwhelming finishing

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Review Date Feb 2021

the common area design is brilliant in lobby and fitness facilities, but interior design and apartment finishing is underwhelming, and the lack of security access to apartment buildings are concerning, e.g. no fob required to accessing complex as well as in elevators

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

the back entrance is not prominent and less inviting

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

apartment heating and slightly lack of security to apartment buildings

What is the best feature of your home:

large balcony and kitchen design are both incredible

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
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Dear Eric,

Thank you for taking the time to share your review about Wardian, it’s great to read your comments about the incredible design of the kitchen and the large balcony.

I would like to reassure you that your safety and security are our priority, which is why we have a 24-hour security team on-site, CCTV in all public areas, and a 24-hour manned concierge desk monitoring access to the building.

Thank you again for sharing your review and if you would like to discuss anything else please feel free to contact me via the Wardian Life app.

Kind Regards

Joseph Whitehead
Resort Director
Wardian

Great place – luxury living

Review Date Feb 2021

The attention to detail is incredible. They really have nailed down the “luxury living” lifestyle. They have a sky bar, cinema, gym, pool, sauna, steam room and more!

The concierge is 24/7 and always willing to help. Propert management is great too, they have helped with putting together my furniture for me as well

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Right in the heart of Canary Wharf, surrounded by supermarkets, restaurants, bars and transport links are incredible here.

Easy 2 min walk to the tube station.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

There was huge delays in the build of this development.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Issues raised have been addressed and noticed. They are willing to resolve any issues you have to the best of their ability. Although do expect some push back from them to begin with.

5
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
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Dear Nik,

Thank you for your review of living at Wardian, it’s fantastic to read you love the ‘luxury living’ lifestyle and the facilities that we have to offer.

We do understand there were time delays with building Wardian, and we thank you for your patients. We appreciate the kind comments about the concierge team, and I will be sure to pass these on.

Thank you again for sharing your feedback.

Best regards,

Joseph Whitehead
Resort Director
Wardian

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Balcony

Bike Parking

Bike Parking

Cinema

Cinema

Concierge

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Communal Gardens

Communal Gardens

Gym

Gym

Lounge

Lounge

Parking

Parking

Retail on Site

Retail on Site

Spa

Spa

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

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